|Bishop of Monmouth|
Pain in 2009
|Church||Church in Wales|
|Diocese||Diocese of Monmouth|
|Other posts||Archdeacon of Monmouth (2009–2013)|
|Birth name||Richard Edward Pain|
|Born||21 September 1956|
|Alma mater||Bristol University|
University of Wales, Cardiff
Pain served his curacy in Caldicot, Monmouthshire. He was then Curate in Charge then vicar of Cwmtillery and Six Bells before moving to Risca, and finally to Monmouth. He served as Archdeacon of Monmouth from 2008 to 2013.
He was elected Bishop of Monmouth on 23 July 2013. Having accepted the position, he was consecrated on 21 September at Llandaff Cathedral and enthroned at Newport Cathedral on 18 October. He was the 10th Bishop of Monmouth.
In January 2019, the South Wales Argus revealed that Pain had not performed any of his episcopal duties since July 2018. He was undergoing a "formal process of mediation": this was due to a "personality clash between the bishop and some of his staff", rather than relating to a serious or criminal matter.
Pain retired on 30 April 2019, due to ill health.
Pain is married. He and his wife Julie have had three children together; two sons, Jonathan and Christopher, and a daughter, Amy. Their daughter died in 2008 from an accidental overdose of prescription drugs. She was 22.
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- Harrison, David (26 April 2009). "Anguish of parents whose daughter died after taking overdose of drugs bought online". The Daily Telegraph. Retrieved 7 November 2014.
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